History: Home > The Fox & Crown

The Fox & Crown (Shipstone's)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Alcazar - George in TimeExceptional1
Alcazar - Sherrif's GoldExcellent2
Alcazar - Brush BitterExcellent2
Alcazar - New DawnGood2
Alcazar - Vixen's ViceGood2
Alcazar - Alcazar AleGood4
Alcazar - Time OutGood1
Alcazar - Black Fox MildAcceptable1
Alcazar - Nottingham NogAcceptable1
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Alcazar - Bowman's BitterNot Tried0
Alcazar - WindjammerNot Tried0
Alcazar - Fox Tale AleNot Tried0
Alcazar - Extra Time for StoutNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Fox & Crown, Old Basford, Nottinghamshire

Visits Details

29 Oct 2015 (HSB)
16:00 Just a few in
Alcazar - Alcazar Ale4.00AcceptableBit stale
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Alcazar - Vixen's Vice5.20Not Tried
Alcazar - Bowman's Bitter3.80Not Tried
Alcazar - Sherrif's Gold3.60Not Tried
21 Aug 2015 (ChrisE)
Another excellent boozer close to a tram stop. One of the ladies behind the counter told us that she was the brewer, which we corrected to Brewster. See Jason's entry for full beer listing.
Alcazar - Alcazar Ale4.00Excellent
21 Aug 2015 (Magnus Greel)
Late afternoon busy pub in an industrial estate.
Alcazar - Sherrif's Gold3.60ExcellentRefreshing light beer with a wheat aftertaste.
Alcazar - Windjammer6.00Not Tried
Alcazar - Alcazar Ale4.00Not Tried
Alcazar - Brush Bitter4.90Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not TriedGreat to see this as the guest beer.
Alcazar - Vixen's Vice5.20Not Tried
09 May 2011 (Martin the Mildman)
A few punters in at lunchtime on a Monday. Now serves Thai food lunchtimes.
Alcazar - Black Fox Mild3.90AcceptableQuite bitter ruby/black mild with toasty, woody and liquorice flavours all present. The finish has a little hop and then dryness. My score 14/20.
15 Mar 2011 (ChrisE)
It was late on a Tuesday evening, the pub was busy with people watching sports on the television screens, and a group of people enjoying a birthday party.
Alcazar - Vixen's Vice5.20ExcellentA good hoppy pale ale.
Alcazar - Sherrif's Gold3.60ExcellentPale in colour, a good session ale. Slightly on the sweet side.
Alcazar - Alcazar Ale4.00Not Tried
Alcazar - New Dawn4.50Not Tried
Alcazar - Fox Tale Ale4.90Not Tried
Alcazar - Extra Time for Stout4.70Not Tried
10 May 2010 (Martin the Mildman)
Unfortunately no mild available on the mild trail on the day of my visit.
Alcazar - Time Out4.70GoodA dryish and quite roasty stout. My score 15/20.
06 Jan 2007 (Andrew)
Arrived about 1.30pm and the pub was fairly empty but then again it's a large interior. The bar is horse-shoe shaped with a single horse-shoe room around the edge. The barman was friendly and the thai food excellent.
Alcazar - Alcazar Ale4.00ExcellentGolden beer. Good creamy head. Big pink grapefruit hop flavour with golden malt notes. Bit of rose petal.
Alcazar - Brush Bitter4.90GoodGood best bitter. Dark brown, good malt with marmite bite.
Alcazar - New Dawn4.50AcceptableButterscotch malt with a nutty finish for this pale gold beer.
Alcazar - Nottingham Nog4.20AcceptableDark caramel brown colour with an intial yeasty flavour followed by a nutty burnt sugar bite.
Alcazar - Vixen's Vice5.20AcceptableBrown gold colour. Sharp and uncultured bitterness. Nothing wrong with it but it just really isn't to my taste.
Alcazar - Windjammer6.00Not Tried
31 May 2005 (Cam)
Brewery tap for Alcazar Brewery. Conveniently situated right on the Tram line. Pine interior but pleasant - not too smoky and a good buzz about the place. Staff friendly and generally helpful. Excellent Thai food available in the evening. Nice paved patio area (with large windows to see into the brewery (sigh) and good lavs.
Alcazar - George in Time4.00ExceptionalChocolatey coffee mild - absolutely stupendous. As good if not better than the fabled Goacher's Mild - certainly even bettre than Rock Mild. Smooth yet not sickly at all. One to bring to Lyme Regis on a summer holiday if one were to go there?
Alcazar - New Dawn4.50ExcellentHoppy nose and bite. Really delicious - session beer yet tastes like a 5%er! Lovely.
Alcazar - Brush Bitter4.90ExcellentRuby bitter - not dissimilar to Nottingham Brewery Legend but nicer. Not really my cp of tea but very quaffable. Rich but not sickly.
Alcazar - Alcazar Ale4.00GoodFlowery yet slightly disappointing. Possibly bottom of barrel (weak head and acidic after taste). Nevertheless very drinkable.

About The Fox & Crown

The pub sign. The Fox & Crown, Old Basford, Nottinghamshire

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Old Basford, Nottinghamshire, NG6 0GA.

Nicely maintained pub in Church Street - brewery out back. Originally sold 6 of Alcazar's own beers in pub itself - brewery out back. Pine interior with nice paved patio garden out the back and good lavs. Now operated by Shipstone's Brewery, the brewery is adjacent.

We have visited this pub 8 times, seen 14 different beers and tried 9 of them.

Map location

Postcode: NG6 0GA